Okay this post has me a bit torn, because on one hand we have:
A. the fact that the retail giant, Forever21 blatantly rips off designers work and sells it for a much lower, more affordable cost to me, the consumer.
the fact that I and many people are “Thrifty” and probably loved the original dress by Mara Hoffman
which sold for $195 (which is now pretty much sold out everywhere.)
but could not afford it and when presented with this $14.80 Striped Geo Burnout Tank by Forever21
with an identical print with an only slightly different colorway and fading, (rather than the original dress which had very vibrant colors)
we will probably buy it because as much as we love Mara Hoffman and think it sucks that a company can so easily rip off her work, we still can’t afford her dress and this is the next best thing.
Now my only question is this: Forever21, why didn’t you just go all the way and make it into a maxi dress?
And to my lovely readers: What are your thoughts on the topic?